Lives of the fellows

Michael Richard Geake

b.19 October 1919 d.14 February 2003
MB BChir Cantab(1943) MRCS LRCP(1943) MRCP(1964) FRCP(1971)

Michael Richard Geake was an honorary senior lecturer at Charing Cross Hospital, London, and a senior physician at King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst. He was born in Plumstead, London, the son of Clifford Henry Geake, a soldier, and Brenda Mary née Sayres, the daughter of a medical practitioner. He was educated at St Peter’s School, Burgess Hill, and then Sherborne in Dorset. He went on to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and then to St Thomas’ Hospital in London for his clinical studies, qualifying in 1943.

He held casualty officer, house physician and medical registrar posts at St Thomas’, and was then a medical registrar at the Brompton Hospital. Between 1946 and 1948 he was a graded physician in the RAMC. In 1953 he was appointed to a post as consultant physician with an interest in chest diseases at the Preston and Chorley group of hospitals in Lancashire. He was later an undergraduate and postgraduate tutor. He went on to become a senior physician at King Edward VII Hospital in Midhurst, and later became an honorary senior lecturer at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and a consultant in chest diseases for the RAF.

He wrote papers on follicular lymphoma, tuberculosis, bronchitis and histoplasmosis.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed playing golf, gardening and fishing. In 1944 he married Margaret Isobel Barr, the daughter of James Barr, a doctor. They had three sons and one daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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